The PhD course  22-24 November  

Course Venue

Blindern, University of Oslo, at the 12th floor of the Niels Treschows building

To get from the hotel to Blindern:

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Metro (T-bane)
Metro services from Oslo Central Station/Jernbanetorget (Oslo S): 4 Vestli via Storo/ 5 Ringen via Storo/ 5 Sognsvann. Disembark at the Forskningsparken stop. This is the nearest stop for Niels Treschows building.
Tram services from Oslo S: 17 Rikshospitalet / 18 Rikshospitalet
Disembark at Universitetet Blindern.



You will be staying at Comfort Hotel® Xpress Youngstorget Møllergata 26, 0179 Oslo, from 22-24 November

Getting to the hotel:
Metro (T-bane)
Disembark at the Oslo S stop.
Bus and tram
Brugata or Oslo Central Station
From Gardermoen Airport
Airport train to Oslo Central Station, 7 minutes walk to the hotel from Oslo Central Station.
By taxi
We recommend Oslo Taxi.
Call +47 023 23 or download the Taxifix app by texting the word taxifix to +47 023 23.



Thursday 23 November

Venue: 12th floor, Niels Treschows Hus, Blindern, University of Oslo
Session 1: Culture, nature and environmental change

Chair: Rune Svarverud

Erling Torvid Hagen Agøy, University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities
Historical Climate Change in the Jiāngnán Region in the Late Míng and Early Qīng periods (1600-1700): Perceptions, Effects and Adaptation
Discussants: Heiner Roetz, Bingling Zhou

Sonja Laukkanen, Helsinki University, Department of World Cultures
Planning a comparative project on social values of nature
Discussants: Aike Rots, Hans Henrik Moe

Renske Maria van Dam, KU Leuven, architecture (Brussels/Ghent)
Experience as common ground. Exhibition design as research tool to bypass translation challenges in intercultural research.
Discussants: Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Shubhi Sharma

Grete Schönebeck, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Graves and graveyards of common people in China from 1800 till today
Discussants: Heiner Roetz, Chang Liu

Venue: 12th floor, Niels Treschows Hus, Blindern, University of Oslo
Lunch: Sandwiches

Venue: 12th floor, Niels Treschows Hus, Blindern, University of Oslo
Inga-Lill M Blomkvist
Introduction to NIAS Asiaportal and Asia in Focus
Gerald Jackson (NIAS Press)
Introduction to NIAS Press

Venue: 12th floor, Niels Treschows Hus, Blindern, University of Oslo
Session 2: Society, politics and the environment

Chair: Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Shubhi Sharma, University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science
REDD+ Adivasis and Conservation- REDD+ as a Test Case of Implementation of Conservation Policies in Contemporary India
Discussant: Georgina Drew, Sonja Laukkanen

Melanie Ford, Rice University, Anthropology
Everyday Designs: Social and Ecological Environments in a Post-Fukushima Society
Discussants: Susan Darlington, Nhung Lu Rots

Zipeng Li, The University of Edinburgh, Asia Studies
Would the ”online public voice” be considered by the Chinese government during the environmental crisis Tianjin Explosion?
Discussants: Rune Svarverud, Olivia Yun-An Dung

Short break

Hans Henrik Moe, University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
Doing fieldwork in Beijing's "airpocalypse"
Discussants: Susan Darlington, Grete Schönebeck

Virginie Arantes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Political sciences
The emergence of a “GREEN” social sector in China: Cross-sectional study of environmental social organisations in Shanghai.
Discussants: Arild Engelsen Ruud, Renske Maria van Dam

Chang Liu, Heidelberg University, Institute of Sinology
Through the Lens of American Media: Understanding China's Struggle with Environmental Racism
Discussants: Geir Helgesen, Elena Lichtenthaler

Venue: Kinabolle, Vippa, Vippetangen
Dinner: Chinese food


Friday 24 November

Venue: 12th floor, Niels Treschows Hus, Blindern, University of Oslo
Session 3: Consumption, energy, recycling and the environment

Chair: Arild Engelsen Ruud

Nhung Lu Rots, The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Food Safety, Environmental Pollution, and Changing Consumption Patterns in Contemporary Vietnam: The Case of Pangasius
Discussants: Georgina Drew, Melanie Ford

Elena Lichtenthaler, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Department of East Asian Studies
Hungry China – Explaining China’s Changing International Food Policy
Discussants: Geir Helgesen, Erling Torvid Hagen Agøy

Olivia Yun-An Dung, Leiden University, Institute for Area Studies
A Sensitive Subject at a Sensitive Time: Analysing and Integrating the Researcher’s Study Experience
Discussants: Aike Rots, Virginie Arantes

Bingling Zhou, King's College London, Lau China Institute
The effectiveness of air pollution control policy of residential fuel switching on household energy behavior change in rural Beijing
Discussants: Mette Halskov Hansen, Zipeng Li

Venue: Ramen, Blindern campus
Lunch: Asian food